Morecambe and Heysham by Claude Buckle

Morecambe and Heysham on the sunny Lancashire coast

Morecambe and Heysham with its ferry port services to the Isle of Man and Ireland and looking out over the panoramic sweep of Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland hills beyond and strolling along the golden sands of Morecambe beach. Sadly nothing remains today of this scene captured by Claude Buckle’s railway poster in 1949. Morecambe suffered from decline for a number of years following a series of incidents that affected its tourism and local economy. Two piers were lost: West End Pier was washed away in a storm in 1978 while Central Pier, though struck by fire in 1933, only survived until 1992. None of buildings shown in the picture of the main centre of Morecambe has survived.  (1949)      BACK